A Seagoville man was charged with intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault causing severe bodily injury after causing a fatal collision in Dallas’ Redbird neighborhood. The suspected drunk driver had his 10-year-old son in the vehicle at the time of the crash.
According to The Dallas Morning News, authorities believe Elie Kelly, 43, was intoxicated when he caused a fatal crash at the intersection of West Camp Wisdom Road and South Hampton Road on Sunday.
A Chevrolet Equinox was attempting a left hand turn when it was struck on the front right side by Kelly’s Dodge Charger. The SUV went airborn before landing on its roof.
The passenger of the Equinox, Patrick Henry, 18, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, a 25-year-old, was transported to Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Kelly’s 10-year-old son was taken to Children’s Medical Center Dallas with a broken are and possible internal injuries.
The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):